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    Dandruff is basically a buildup of skin cells that have matured and dried too fast, which can cause itching and leave unsightly flakes on the hairline.

    The best products for treating dandruff are those that get rid of the skin buildup or that act as a fungicide.

    1. Apple cider vinegar

    Apple cider vinegar has many surprising benefits, and one of them is as a treatment for dandruff and a dry, itchy scalp. Simply wash your hair with your regular shampoo, and rinse well. Mix 1 part apple cider vinegar with 3 parts water, pour it over your hair, and leave it to sit for 15 minutes before rinsing with water.

    Apple cider vinegar for dandruff

    Apple cider vinegar for dandruff

    2. Baking soda

    Baking soda is a natural, mild exfoliator and also acts as a fungicide, making it a powerful treatment for dandruff. Everyday Roots recommends mixing 1 tablespoon of baking soda to 1 cup of warm water and pouring it into an old (clean) shampoo bottle. Shake the mixture well, then apply it generously to your hair. Use in place of shampoo, preferably once a day, until you notice a difference in your dandruff. Don’t worry if your hair feels dry initially — its natural oils will soon do their job. To give the mixture a pleasant fragrance, add a few drops of rosemary oil.

    More: 10 Apple cider vinegar beauty benefits you're missing out on

    3. Fenugreek

    The plant fenugreek, commonly used as a spice in Indian cooking, is known for having medicinal properties. The seeds of the plant are high in protein and amino acids, which are believed to boost hair health and help eliminate dandruff.

    Mix 3 tablespoons of finely powdered fenugreek seeds with as much plain yogourt as you need to make a thick paste. Mix well, and leave it to soak overnight. Apply the paste once per week, leaving it on the scalp for up to 10 minutes. Rinse well, and wash as normal.

    Fenugreek for dandruff

    Fenugreek for dandruff

    4. Tea tree oil

    While it might seem strange to use oil to treat dandruff when excess oil can be the root cause of the problem, certain oils can help keep it at bay, and one of the most popular is tea tree oil. The oil extracted from the leaves of the tea tree plant have fungicidal properties and also help soothe itchy, irritated skin.

    Pour 1 tablespoon of tea tree oil into 1 cup of warm water, and mix together in a clean spray bottle. Shampoo your hair as normal, then spray the tea tree mixture all over your scalp. Massage it gently into the scalp, then leave it to sit for a few minutes. Remove excess moisture by patting, but don’t wash it out.

    5. Salt

    A natural home remedy for dandruff everybody has in the kitchen is salt, and it couldn't be simpler. According to Reader's Digest, shaking some salt onto your dry scalp before you shampoo is great for removing dandruff flakes. Work the salt through your hair with your fingers, massaging it into your scalp, then shampoo as normal.

    Do you have a great home remedy for dandruff? Let us know in the comments below.

    More: Shampooing with oil isn't as crazy as it sounds


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     1. Paris

    paris vacation look
    Image: We Wore What

    Chic, stylish, effortless comfort is the hallmark of French style. This navy, belted look topped off with a camel-colored coat screams "If you need me I'll be strolling the Champs-Élysées."

    2. European tour

    outfit for European tour
    Image: Loise Whitehouse

    Normally I would advise against white sneakers in Europe, but this cozy, layered look is put together and ready to go from an 8-hour overseas flight right to a bus tour of the Tower of London and Big Ben.

    3. Bora Bora beach bummin' in style

    beach vacation look
    Image: SweeTrendy

    Show a little skin, but not too much in a cute on-trend crop top paired with a pair of overalls. This is a perfect look for a quickie piña colada run across Waikiki Beach.

    4. LA Lady

    outfit for LA vacation
    Image: Social Wardrobe

    Whether you're heading to a fancy-pants party of a hot Hollywood producer or or checking out the latest The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills hangouts, this flattering sweater dress paired with a pair of killer boots and statement bag will have you dressed like you were born in the 90210.

    5. NYC night out

    outfit for NYC vacation
    Image: Helena Bordon

    Sashay around SoHo like you own the place in this darling slit-up-to-there skirt and mock turtleneck. The Chanel bag is a pretty nice addition, too, if you've got the cash to splurge.

    6. Austin music scene

    austin outfit
    Image: Brooke Testoni

    If you're looking for late nights in boozy bars listening to some of the best music in the world, Austin just might be the destination of your dreams. Hit the scene in this outfit that's a little bit country and a little bit rock 'n' roll, just like Texas' capitol city.

    7. Formal cruisewear

    formal outfit for cruise
    Image: Krystal Bick

    If you're setting out on the high seas, you'll probably need at least one formal look, or two for fancy dinners. This long satin skirt is romantic, pretty and will have you looking good enough to get invited to the captain's table.

    8. Hamptons wedding

    hamptons wedding pink
    Image: The Fashion Guitar

    Walk into your next family wedding on a cloud of air in this feminine blush-pink frock with flower beading.

    9. Aspen lodging

    aspen winter outfit
    Image: The Blonde Salad

    Hit the slopes if you must, but this cute little getup is ready for hot toddies by the fire.

    10. Disney diva

    disney outfit
    Image: The Fashion Guitar

    Just because you're taking the kids to the theme park doesn't mean you have to skimp on style. This look is just right for tromping around a theme park and looking like a straight diva while you do it.

    11. Vegas, baby

    las vegas outfit
    Image: Dear Milano

    Take Las Vegas by storm in this fun evening look that will take you from dinner to the show and the VIP Pai Gow poker room for some late-night action.

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    1. Abercrombie & Fitch: 50 percent off the online store.
    2. Ann Taylor: Use the code EVERYTHING for 50 percent off.
    3. ASOS: 30 percent off with code BLESSED.
    4. Athleta: 20 percent off Gap's athleisure brand.
    5. Banana Republic: 40 percent off everything using code BESTCYBER.
    6. Cole Haan: 40 percent off Cole Haan shoes.
    7. Dolce Vita: 20 percent off with code CYBER20.
    8. Ella Moss: 40 percent off the entire online store.
    9. Forever 21: 50 percent off jewelry and more.
    10. Gap: 40 percent off everything
    11. J Brand: 30 percent off the online store.
    12. J.Crew: Up to 40 percent off.
    13. Kate Spade: 30 percent off using code SHINE.
    14. Kenneth Cole: 50 percent off your purchase and free shipping.
    15. Levi's: 40 Percent off all denim.
    16. L.L. Bean: 10 Percent off the online store.
    17. Lord and Taylor: 25 percent off using code CYBER.
    18. Macy's: 25 to 40 percent off sale items.
    19. Modcloth: 25 percent off everything.
    20. NastyGal: 50 percent off everything.
    21. Nordstrom: Up to 50 percent off select items.
    22. Old Navy: 40 percent off using code BESTCYBER.
    23. Rebecca Taylor: 30 percent off with code CYBER30.
    24. Target: 30 percent off clothes and shoes.
    25. The Limited: Between 50 and 60 percent off.
    26. Urban Outfitters: $50 off purchases at least $150.

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    When it comes to style, animal prints like zebra and leopard are neutrals in my book because they work with so many different looks. So why not add a bit of gilded animal print to those boring totes? Ten bucks + one hour is all you need.

    Zebra print tote project
    Image: Teresa Condella, Image provided by Erin Francois/SheKnows

    fashionable zebra print tote
    Image: Erin Francois/Getty Images

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    fashionable zebra print tote
    Image: Erin Francois/Getty Images

    Materials:

    fashionable zebra print tote: Materials
    Image: Erin Francois/Getty Images

    • Plain white canvas tote bag
    • Metallic gold fabric paint
    • Small paint brush such as a 1/8-inch brush
    • Metallic gold paint pen, fine point
    • Pencil
    • Ruler
    • Iron

    Directions:

    Step 1.

    fashionable zebra print tote: Step 1
    Image: Erin Francois/Getty Images

    Pull the tote out of its packaging, and run a hot iron over it to work out any creases.

    Step 2.

    fashionable zebra print tote: Step 2
    Image: Erin Francois/Getty Images

    Next, draw a vertical pencil line straight down the center of the front of the tote.

    Step 3.

    fashionable zebra print tote: Step 3
    Image: Erin Francois/Getty Images

    Then find a zebra pattern image online to use as your inspiration guide, or use my bag's pattern as the guide. Begin at the top of the bag, and begin freehand drawing the zebra pattern using your inspiration image as the guide. Work your way down to the bottom of the bag until the entire face of the bag is covered in zebra stripes. The beauty of zebra stripes is that they're very organic and irregular so you really can't mess it up!

    Step 4.

    fashionable zebra print tote: Step 4
    Image: Erin Francois/Getty Images

    Outline your pencil stripes from Step 3 with the metallic gold paint pen, including the center vertical line. This step should go relatively quick, as it's just tracing!

    Step 5.

    fashionable zebra print tote: Step 5
    Image: Erin Francois/Getty Images

    Paint inside the gold pen lines with metallic gold paint. Add a bit of irregularity to the center vertical line too with a little paint. Give the paint about 10 minutes to dry.

    Step 6.

    fashionable zebra print tote: Step 6
    Image: Erin Francois/Getty Images

    Last but not least, add a stripe to the tote handles. Start by outlining the stripe with the paint pen, and then fill in with gold paint. Allow to dry and tote away!

    fashionable zebra print tote: Finished
    Image: Erin Francois/Getty Images


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    More: Banish dandruff for good with all-natural home treatments

    If the answer is "yes," then you'll love the latest idea from Cardiff's Bauhaus Hair Salon: the "quiet chair." The quiet chair allows you to book an appointment and sit in silence for the duration of it. This means you no longer have to exert any effort or divulge information about the awful Tinder date you went on last Saturday or your holiday plans for next summer.

    Speaking of the ingenious idea, Bauhaus salon owner Scott Miller told Wales Online that he and his staff understand that sometimes people want to just turn off and relax.

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    "Our team is full of brilliant conversationalists — it's an important part of being a hair stylist, and most of our customers love coming in to have a chat," Miller said. "But at the same time, we understand people lead busy lives where they may have been communicating with people all day and want some relief."

    "A trip to the hair salon is supposed to be relaxing, and while for some people that means catching up on what's been going on in their lives, not everybody is comfortable with small talk."

    The salon's patrons are able to request the quiet chair over the phone or when they walk in, and Miller says this helps remove the "embarrassment" for those patrons who really really don't want to talk (but may be afraid of coming across as rude).

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    "We wanted to take the embarrassment away, and for customers to know we won't be offended if they don't want to do the small talk often associated with visiting the hair salon," he added.

    And if you need to talk about your hair, well, it's not like you're banished from speaking at all.

    "Of course, we'll talk to them about their hair and what they want, but apart from that, they'll be able to enjoy the experience in silence and read a magazine uninterrupted if they want to," Miller added.

    Do you agree? Would you request the quiet chair on your visit to the salon, or do you like to chatter away? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.


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    Because unlike the dangerous sucking-on-a-shot-glass thing, this lip trick won't do anything except lighten your wallet while giving you a sexy pout.

    Well, if you can get your hands on it, that is.

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    The 18-year-old announced the release of the Lip Kit by Kylie over the weekend. The collection includes three colors — lighter nudes Dolce K and Candy K, and True Brown — a lipstick that's a "one swipe color that glides across lips and dries down to a powdery-soft, matte finish" and a lip liner.

    The colors really do look gorgeous, but you'll have to wait because the entire stock was sold out in minutes, maybe even seconds.

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    Jenner says to "keep checking" for when it's back in stock, but there is an easy way to recreate her fuller lips without waiting for the kits to restock or dropping big money on temporary Juvederm fillers. It's as simple as using a lip pencil to create a lip line just outside of your natural line and then filling it in with lipstick.

    And if you're just dying to get your lips on some Kylie-approved lipstick? Enterprising fans are already selling the kits on eBay for over $100, up from the original price of $29.


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    1. If you're a '70s chick at heart

    Made from real suede and with a faux shearling lining, this double-breasted, three-button design wouldn't look out of place on a '70s football manager. In a good way.  (ASOS, £170)

    ASOS shearling coat
    Image: ASOS

    2. If you like a little goth in your winter coat

    It's long, it's black, it's belted. It's premium shearling brilliance. (Warehouse, £875)

    Warehouse shearling coat
    Image: Warehouse

    3. If you're looking for a real investment

    Crafted from sheep suede, with a merino wool body and shearling on the lapels, the placement of contrasting textures makes this a coat that will always turn heads and never go out of fashion. (All Saints, £1,298)

    All Saints shearling coat
    Image: All Saints

    4. If you're on a budget

    Really similar to the £170 ASOS coat but at a fraction of the price. (New Look, £50)

    New Look shearling coat
    Image: New Look

    5. If you're more of a jacket girl

    If it's a short, neat jacket you're looking for this season, shearling it up — and add a faux fur collar for good measure. (Dorothy Perkins, £59)

    Dorothy Perkins shearling coat
    Image: Dorothy Perkins

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    6. If you want your winter coat to feel like a hug

    We totally imagine this long, fully lined pure sheepskin coat to be like wearing a teddy bear. (Reiss, £1,295)

    Reiss shearling coat
    Image: Reiss

    7. If you're not ready to say goodbye to AW14's pastel trend

    Last year's trend for sweetie-coloured furry coats hasn't quite disappeared, as this super soft chubby jacket in mint green shows. (Topshop, £695)

    Topshop shearling coat
    Image: Topshop

    8. If casual comfort is your top priority

    No buttons, no zips, no fuss. Just a cosy, comfy wrap coat with a tie belt. (H&M, £50)

    H&M shearling coat
    Image: H&M

    9. If you want designer at a high street price

    Designed by Lulu Kennedy for Indigo Collection, this dark grey biker jacket with faux fur shearling looks way more expensive than its price tag. (Marks & Spencer, £99)

    M&S shearling coat
    Image: M&S

    10. If you don't need sleeves

    A luxury sheepskin gilet is the perfect alternative to a regular coat. This one goes to under the knee for optimum winter warmth. (Whistles, £1,200)

    Whistles shearling coat
    Image: Whistles

    11. If you're a badass (but still want to keep warm)

    How rock chicks do shearling: lots of leather, zips and a big fluffy collar. (River Island, £395)

    River Island shearling coat
    Image: River Island

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    What's even more fun about winter is it zaps your skin of moisture — the key ingredient to successful makeup blending — which makes it extra hard to cover up the damage winter does. The unfortunate end result is foundation that flakes away with the first stiff breeze, and red blotches that somehow make their way through layers of cover-up.

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    So what can you do to combat Mother Nature's most brutal months? Quite a bit actually. Here are several easy makeup hacks you can utilize during the winter that will give you the confidence to venture outside even when there are several feet of snow on the ground.

    1. Exfoliate to get rid of flakes

    The biggest bummer of winter makeup application is how poorly foundation and dry skin go together. Renee Garnes, a celebrity makeup artist, told Refinery29, "Makeup tends to sit on flakes, cake into dry areas, and highlight dry patches even more." So the best way to fix this is get rid of all those flakes before you start applying. Use a gentle, daily exfoliating cleanser to remove any dry patches. I'm partial to Aveeno Positively Radiant Skin Brightening Daily Scrub. Pat dry, then move onto a serious moisturizer.

    2. Moisturize like it's your job

    Winter is by far the driest season, and if you're already prone to dry skin (like I am), you're probably well aware of how important it is to constantly moisturize. However, for your face's sake, you want to be careful. You don't want to use something too heavy because that might make your face greasy and cause you to break out. The only thing worse than dry skin in the winter is blemished dry skin in the winter. Try using a gentle but intense face moisturizer. Again, Aveeno makes a great one. It also helps calm your skin in case you get a blotchy face in the winter (me). Also consider trying an oil cleanser which can moisturize as it cleanses away dirt.

    3. Finally, picking the foundation...

    Here's where things can get tricky. Now that your face is fully moisturized and clear of most dry patches, you want to choose a foundation that's not too heavy, but has a moisturizing component so it doesn't flake off the second you leave the house. Number one, you want to go with a liquid or cream-based foundation for maximum moisture. And number two, you should use your fingers to apply it so that you can more easily work it into the skin. According to Holly White, a makeup artist and photographer's assistant in Oregon, "the natural oils in your fingers help spread the foundation onto your skin more evenly."

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    4. Use the right cover up

    The worst thing you can do to dry skin is cover it with a moisture-sucking, waterproof concealer. Mar Miller-Wave, a professional makeup artist in Los Angeles, says liquid concealer is the only way to go in the winter, especially on the nose. "You should make sure you're a applying a thin, even layer. Even liquid concealer that's too thick will highlight dry patches." She recommends Chanel's Lift Lumière anti-aging concealer, which has moisture built in.

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    5. Chapped lips

    There is not one person who doesn't deal with the pain of chapped lips in the winter. First they get dry from the wind, then you lick them, then they get drier. This is what I like to call Mother Nature's most vicious cycle. Best remedy for it? Super moisturizing ChapStick that absorbs quickly and doesn't taste so good that you lick it off without thinking. Kiehl's is an expert at these, and even has one specially designed for lip restoration after you've licked yours to pieces (which let's face it, you probably will at some point).

    6. Finish with blush, even if you normally skip it

    I'm not a big blush wearer normally, but in the winter, I try and step up my game to give my skin more color. According to Woman's Day, peaches and bright pinks are great pops of color on paler, midwinter skin. You might want to go for a cream-based blush though, as powders will be sure to dry you out and run off on sweaters and scarves.

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    7. When in doubt, go a shade darker

    In order to battle the dull skin that's often an unfortunate side effect of drying, winter weather, try bumping up your skin tone with some bronzer. Miller-Wave told SheKnows that sheer bronzer is always best when your skin is dry because it's lighter. "Go for one that's got some shimmer to it, since matte ones will make your skin look drier." If you're not a bronzer fan, you can try moisture-rich foundation that's a hair darker than your normal shade, and pair it with a warm blush.


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    Carefully selecting outfits and accessories you can mix and match throughout the week means less packing for you, and a lighter load when it's time to haul your suitcases to your destination. Believe it or not, you can actually fit the whole week's worth of clothes in your carry on. Grab a stylish and roomy bag, like Vera Bradley's Miller Travel Bag in Zebra, and you'll be on your way — with a considerably lighter load.

    Day one

    Winter outfit 1

    Winter outfit 1

    Basic black leggings and a comfy pair of knee-high boots serve as the base of this outfit, and a few other looks for the week.

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    Day two

    Winter outfit 2

    Winter outfit 2

    Swap out the long-sleeved T-shirt and heavy wrap for a warm and cozy cable-knit sweater. Add some boot socks to break up the black on the bottom.

    Day three

    Winter outfit 3

    Winter outfit 3

    Take a break from all that black and grab a pair of skinny jeans, worn with a white cardigan and brown ankle booties.

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    Day four

    Winter outfit 4

    Winter outfit 4

    Black is back, but this time with jeans instead of leggings. Add some interest to this black-and-white look with a striped top.

    Day five

    Winter outfit 5

    Winter outfit 5

    This bright blue baggy sweater is both gorgeous and comfy. Dress it up by adding the scarf from day one of your trip.

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    Day six

    Winter outfit 6

    Winter outfit 6

    Go back to neutral tones on day six with a green sweater, jeans and your brown accessories. Cream-colored boot socks soften the look and keep you warm.

    Day seven

    Winter outfit 7

    Winter outfit 7

    Break out those black leggings one more time to stay comfy on your last day of vacation. Pair them with a comfy but stylish sweater and your brown boots and bag. The flecks of brown in the boot socks help tie this look together.

    See how easily you get a whole week's worth of outfits from a small number of items? Following our tips, you'll just need:

    • 1 pair of jeans
    • 1 pair black of leggings
    • 2 light tops
    • 5 sweater
    • 2 pairs of boots
    • 2 pairs of boot socks
    • 2 purses
    • 2 scarves

    And remember, you'll be wearing some of these items on the first day of your trip, meaning you have even fewer items to pack.

    This post was brought to you by Vera Bradley.

    Basic black leggings and a comfy pair of knee-high boots serve as the base of this outfit, and a few other looks for the week.


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    1. Double liner

    Double liner
    Image: Ivy Boyd/Sheknows

    Add a gilded line on top of your usual gel or liquid liner for an extra sparkling layer! This is easy to do as you need to only trace your existing line. Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner works great for this.

    2. Lower lash line love

    Lower lash line love
    Image: Ivy Boyd/Sheknows

    Shift your sparkle to the lower lash line and try a colored glitter for a little extra punch. This is super simple to do. Just make sure you do it before mascara as you can get the glitter on your lower lashes.

    3. Inner corner pop

    3. Inner corner pop
    Image: Ivy Boyd/Sheknows


    For just a touch of sparkle in the right spot, pop a silver glitter liner on the inner corners only. This attracts and reflects light for a subtle but very flattering holiday look.

    4. Center lid

    4. Center lid
    Image: Ivy Boyd/Sheknows


    Proceed with your usual smoky eye, then dab a spot of glitter only in the very center of the lid. This will draw attention to your iris when your eyes are open and provide just a peek of glitter instead of overwhelming your eye. I love this in purple, navy or bronze.

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    5. Cupid’s bow sparkle

    5. Cupid’s bow sparkle
    Image: Ivy Boyd/Sheknows


    Full-on glitter lips simply aren’t practical for all the sipping, snacking and smooching you’ll be doing. By accenting just the cupid’s bow with a pale gold, you still get the visual interest and an element of surprise without the gritty lips. Gold looks especially pretty with a cranberry lip. Think of it as a very fancy glitter mustache!


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    1. Any Urban Decay Naked or Vice palette

    Smoky
    Image: Urban Decay

    Urban Decay Naked and Vice eyeshadow palettes are pretty much the holy grail of eyeshadows for any makeup maven. Do not concern yourself over whether or not she might have the palette you have selected. She will need another one eventually. I suggest giving her the Naked Smoky palette (Urban Decay, $54) or Vice 4 palette (Urban Decay, $60).

    2. ColourPop Ultra Matte lipstick

    Matte lipstick
    Image: Colour Pop

    ColourPop is the makeup brand of the moment. You can find a multitude of YouTube videos of black women swatching and modeling the latest ColourPop lipstick. The Ultra Matte Lipsticks are the most popular ColourPop product, so you cannot go wrong with one of those (ColourPop, $6).

    3. Christian Louboutin lipstick

    Matte lipstick
    Image: Nordstrom

    This is the fantasy makeup item many are talking about this year. The reason I say fantasy is because Christian Louboutin Lipstick will definitely put a dent in your holiday budget. There are 38 shades of lip color spread across three finishes: Velvet Mattes, Silky Satins, and Sheer Voiles (Nordstrom, $90).

    4. Beauty Blender makeup sponge

    Beautyblender
    Image: Sephora

    This is a makeup essential, especially if she is a contour queen. To be honest, it helps to have a couple of these on hand. If you can, buy her the Beauty Blender Original (Sephora, $20) and the Micro Mini (Sephora, $18).

    5. Jeffree Star Velour liquid lipstick

    velour liquid lipstick
    Image: Jeffree Star Cosmetics

    Jeffree Star is a cult favorite. Much like ColourPop, makeup lovers covet the matte lip colors Jeffree Star offers. The big difference for you between Jeffree Star and ColourPop will be the price (Jeffree Star, $18).

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    6. Morphe Brushes eyeshadow palettes

    Morphe Brushes
    Image: Morphe Brushes

    Personally, I had never even heard of this brand until I joined a makeup group for black women. The women rave about Morphe palettes. Right now, the 350-35 Color Nature Glow Eyeshadow Palette is the hot palette to own (Morphe Brushes, $23).

    7. Any MAC lipstick

    Image: MAC

    Black women are still obsessed with MAC lipstick. The brand's matte and satin lipsticks are a favorite and are your best choice for the holidays. There are 189 shades to choose from but stick to brown hues to be safe. However, if you know she likes bold or dark color, try MAC Lipstick in Cyber (MAC Cosmetics, $17).

    8. Real Techniques makeup brushes

    Brushes
    Image: Real Techniques

    She might not be a makeup artist (MUA) but she does use an artist's tools when it comes to applying her makeup. She will appreciate some new makeup brushes from MUA favorite, Real Techniques. I suggest buying her the Deluxe Gift Set, which has the essentials she needs (Real Techniques, $30).

    9. Makeup Artist Traincase

    Image: Sephora

    What better gift to give her than an attractive traincase to store all of her precious makeup? A sturdy traincase will cost you $100 on up. The Sephora Collection Embossed Traincase-Black Faux Croc can store a lot of makeup (Sephora, $110).

    10. Sephora or Ulta gift card

    Image: Sephora

    Sephora and Ulta are stores devoted to beauty. A gift card will save you from trying to figure out what shade of makeup will look best on her. You can purchase various denominations, though I suggest no less than $30. Purchase the card directly from the stores or, in the case of Sephora. (Amazon.com, Stores and prices vary).

    These 10 holiday gift ideas will delight the black woman who loves makeup this season. These brands are so popular because they carry makeup that complements our various skin tones. In reality, these brands are favorites of any makeup lover.


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    More: Model petitions for law against industry pressure to be 'dangerously thin'

    Following model Rosie Nelson's bid to change the law to protect models from getting "dangerously skinny" with a petition that has, to date, gained over 114,000 signatures, a parliamentary inquiry into the matter has flagged some major issues.

    On Monday, the director of Models 1, Karen Diamond, confirmed that anyone who is a U.K. size 12 or over is considered to be "plus size" — a clothing size that is typically considered to be a medium — although the division is not labelled as such.

    "We don't call it plus size, we call it our curve division. It starts at size 12, so they are not big girls," Diamond said, as reported by the Daily Mail. She continued to explain that if you want to walk the catwalk, you have to have a certain body type.

    "There are certain measurements that are required to be a fashion model," she said. "I don't think they are unreasonable or unachievable for somebody if they have the right body type." She later added that it did not mean the girls were unhealthy.

    More: Victoria Beckham ignored request to discuss plans to ban size zero models

    Although Diamond did defend most of the company's practises, she reportedly also admitted that designers' sample sizes needed to be bigger and that designers' requirements can at times be "bordering on the physically impossible".

    "Some want girls with hips as small as 33 inches," she said.

    Nelson wants a "body law" to be passed to help protect young women and, according to The Sun, agency bosses, doctors, models and eating experts all gave evidence to MPs on Monday to help reach a decision.

    Nelson herself also gave evidence, claiming that she once saw a woman faint on the catwalk from not eating, only to quickly be replaced by another very slim model. However, Models 1 claimed they would never work with someone who was ill.

    More: Model's brave confession about beauty is one every kid should hear (VIDEO)

    "They have been told to do this so they don't gain weight," Nelson said, according to the Daily Mail. "And it's often medically inappropriate."

    The fact that women are urged to be a certain body type, to lose weight and to abstain from food is a poignant reminder of just how damaging this industry can be to someone's self-esteem and body image. But it's also a comment on society and how we view women as expendable commodities that are easily replaceable.

    Do you think parliament should pass a "body law?" Or do you think the current situation is fine? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.


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    1. LUSH Christmas Bathtime Favorites

     LUSH Christmas Bathtime Favorites
    Image: LUSH

    Twelve colorful bombs and melts turn your bathwater into a holiday-themed paradise. Standouts include Cinders, which is infused with cinnamon oil and crackling candy for a fireside effect and Luxury Lush Pud, a foaming, lavender-scented lovely. (LUSH, $86)

    2. Paul & Joe Luxurious Bath & Body Collection

    Paul & Joe Luxurious Bath & Body Collection
    Image: Urban Outfitters

    Part of this set’s appeal lies in its display-worthy design. The packaging’s super-feminine, vintage vibe will not only dress up any vanity, but houses one of two intoxicating scents. (Urban Outfitters, $50)

    3. bliss dynamic duo grapefruit + aloe soapy suds + body butter

    bliss dynamic duo grapefruit + aloe soapy suds + body butter
    Image: bliss

    There’s nothing like a burst of citrus to leave you feeling energized. This grapefruit-scented body wash doubles as bath foam, while the body butter leaves skin incredibly soft. (bliss, $28)

    4. Moroccanoil Luxurious Body Essentials

    Moroccanoil Luxurious Body Essentials
    Image: Moroccan Oil

    Body scrubs tend to be purchased with the best of intentions, but end up relegated to the edge of the tub for eons. But the beauty in this set smells so incredible and leaves skin so smooth, it won’t go to waste. Other goodies include body butter, hand cream and the brand’s signature treatment oil, all tucked into a chic pink bag. (Moroccanoil, $78)

    5. Red Flower The Complete Hammam Set

    Red Flower The Complete Hammam Set
    Image: Red Flower

    Inspired by millennia-old Middle Eastern steam bath rituals, this set features seven steps to detoxify and relax the body. We particularly love the Orange Quince Steam Skin Mist, Moroccan Mint Tea Silt Purifier and Cardamom Amber Oil. (Red Flower, $265)

    6. Kneipp Rescue Baths

    Kneipp Rescue Baths
    Image: Kneipp

    Perfect for the green product maven in your life, these six herbal bath oils do everything from soothe muscle aches and clear stuffed sinuses to promote sound sleep. (Kneipp, $32)

    7. Laura Mercier Sweet Temptations Crème Brulee Duet

    Laura Mercier Sweet Temptations Crème Brulee Duet
    Image: Laura Mercier

    Some patisserie-inspired fragrances come off cloying and artificial. This one simply smells delectable and the scent from the Souffle Body Creme lingers all day. Bonus points for the adorable honey dipper. (Laura Mercier, $45)

    8. Molton Brown Holiday Bathing Treasures

    Molton Brown Holiday Bathing Treasures
    Image: Nordstrom

    A collection of 12 fragrant body washes, from Pink Pepperpod to Eucalyptus to Japanese Orange. (Nordstrom, $50)

    9. Elizabeth W Set of 6 Fizz Tablets

    Elizabeth W Set of 6 Fizz Tablets
    Image: Elizabeth W

    Drop one of these into the tub and watch it fizz into a fragrant, relaxing experience. The colorful foil tablets look great displayed in a bowl or apothecary jar on your bathroom sink and are available in multiple scents — our personal faves are the Cranberry Ginger & Honey and Vetiver & Lavender sets. (Elizabeth W, $20 for six)

    10. Cedar 13” Bath Brush

    Cedar 13” Bath Brush
    Image: Rescue Spa

    This Japanese-style boar-bristle brush can also be used for dry brushing to stimulate circulation, exfoliate and detoxify. How-to: Brush in long sweeping motions from your feet upwards, from hands to shoulders and upward on the torso, moving toward the heart. (Rescue Spa, $16)

    11. L’Occitane Savons de Provence

    L’Occitane Savons de Provence
    Image: L’Occitane

    There’s something charming and pampering about bar soaps. And these happen to smell heavenly. The set contains four gentle, shea butter-infused soaps in a range of Provence-inspired formulas, including milk soap, lavender and verbena. (L'Occitane, $25)

    12. Catbird Kitten Candle

    Catbird Kitten Candle
    Image: Catbird

    The Williamsburg boutique’s signature scent blends musk, amber and violets for a scent that’s at once distinctly feminine and a tiny bit bad girl. Light it up tub-side while listening to your ultimate soothing-soak playlist. (Catbird, $38)


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    More: Dancer embraces big, beautiful birthmark on her face and inspires us all

    The 23-year-old decided to post the photos to Imgur to try to debunk myths around birthmarks and announce to the world that she's proud of how she looks.

    "I'm absolutely not self conscious about it at all. I actually like it a lot," said Lexxie of the birthmark that covers most of the right side of her face. "A lot of people think it's a bruise. The whole thing that I want to do is teach people what a birthmark is so they don't think it's a bruise — and people might feel more comfortable showing it off."

    Lexxie — who also has heterochromia (two different coloured eyes) — revealed that she had been contacted by Channel 4's The Undateables and TLC's Too Ugly For Love but turned them both down.

    "I'm really comfortable and I don't get offended easily," she said. "[The booking agent] was very blasé. He tried to cover it and tried to make it prettier than it was. I had to say to him, 'Look, I don't really have a place on the show you're scouting for.' If [people with birthmarks] accepted themselves, they really wouldn't go on a show like that. I would try and get that person to see themselves differently."

    Woman shows off facial birthmark in a series of selfies
    Image: SilverLexxie/Imgur

    More: Amazing parents get tattoos to match daughter's birthmark

    Woman shows off facial birthmark in series of selfies
    Image: SilverLexxie/Imgur

    Lexxie also posted an image of herself with makeup covering her birthmark.

    Birthmark makeup
    Image: SilverLexxie/Imgur

    The response to Lexxie's selfies has been amazing, with the images going viral across the world and generating hundreds of positive comments.

    "You look better without makeup," said one person, while another commented, "Dear God, you're attractive."

    The freelance digital artist told ABC News that she was delighted with how her images had been received. "It was really amazing in terms of the fact that I've always wanted to raise awareness; I just never figured out how," she said. "The next time they see someone with a birthmark they won't forget. They'll know what it is and they won't get freaked out.

    "I always wanted to show a birthmark with an open line of communication, where people could ask lots of questions," she contined. "I understand why people are upset or offended or want to cover it up. I know some people have laser surgery and I don't think that's wrong at all. You have to do what makes you feel comfortable and I feel comfortable like this, that's all."

    More: Teen with hundreds of birthmarks embraces being different


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    But with a little strategic planning, you can knock off everyone on your list in one shopping trip. We hit the aisles of Sephora to round up the best holiday finds for everyone — and we mean everyone — on your list. Read on for our top 10 finds.

    1. Mom: iluminage Sleeping Beauty Deluxe Set

    1. Mom: iluminage Sleeping Beauty Deluxe Set
    Image: Sephora

    Moms undoubtedly work harder than anyone we know. Treat yours like the real queen she is with this luxurious sleeping beauty set, which includes a copper pillow case (known to reduce the appearance of wrinkles) and a matching sleeping mask (Sephora, $99).

    2. Dad: Ralph Lauren Polo Blue Travel Kit

    2. Dad: Ralph Lauren Polo Blue Travel Kit
    Image: Sephora

    For the dads who rely on bar soap and body wash, this mini travel kit will be a welcome addition to the toiletries kit they likely didn't realize they wanted (Sephora, $89).

    3. Sister: GLAMGLOW Glamtastic Facial Set

    3. Sister: GLAMGLOW Glamtastic Facial Set
    Image: Sephora

    The next best thing to an actual spa day has to be this set of rejuvenating, refreshing and downright glamorous mud treatment masks from GLAMGLOW (Sephora, $59).

    More: 9 Gifts for your husband that look expensive but aren't

    4. Brother: The Art of Shaving The 4 Elements of the Perfect Shave

    4. Brother: The Art of Shaving The 4 Elements of the Perfect Shave
    Image: Sephora

    No matter how old you brother is, you'll win sibling of the year award with this shaving kit. Complete with pre-shave oil, shaving cream, after-shave balm and a shaving brush, this grooming kit is a keeper (Sephora, $120).

    5. Best Friend: Bite Beauty Discovery Set

    5. Best Friend: Bite Beauty Discovery Set
    Image: Sephora

    Score major BFF points with this complete lip set. From a lip mask to lip wipes and lipstick, this is a one-stop-shop for everything lip related. Trust us, your best friend (and her significant other) will thank you later (Sephora, $55).

    6. Boyfriend/Husband: Foreo Luna for Men Ultimate Grooming Collection with Proraso

    6. Boyfriend/Husband: Foreo Luna for Men Ultimate Grooming Collection with Proraso
    Image: Sephora

    Sure, this might be a bit on the pricey side, but the special man in your life will definitely thank you for this complete grooming kit that contains products for skin care as well as shaving care (Sephora, $199).

    7. Grandma: Philosophy Amazing Grace Layering Set

    7. Grandma: Philosophy Amazing Grace Layering Set
    Image: Sephora

    Philosophy Amazing Grace
    Image: Sephora

    Even your sweet grandmother can't resist a little pampering from time to time. Philosophy's best-selling fragrance Amazing Grace is the focus of this body cream, body wash and fragrance set (Sephora, $57).

    8. Niece: Ciate London Mini Mani a Month

    8. Niece: Ciate London Mini Mani a Month
    Image: Ciate London

    Any teenager or younger girl in your life will go crazy for this mani-a-day set. Between the playful colors and adorable packaging, this is a fun take on the traditional advent calendar (Sephora, $49).

    9. Neighbor: Nest Holiday Ornament Candle ($14, sephora.com)

    9. Neighbor: Nest Holiday Ornament Candle
    Image: Sephora

    Nothing says neighborly kindness quite like a sweetly scented candle. This holiday-appropriate ornament candle serves up fragrant pomegranate, mandarin orange, pine, cloves and cinnamon with a hint of vanilla and amber (Sephora, $14).

    10. Office Friend: L'Occitane Weekend En Provence Shea Discovery Set

    10. Office Friend: L'Occitane Weekend En Provence Shea Discovery Set
    Image: Sephora

    Your office buddy or Secret Santa can't turn down this uber moisturizing six-piece gift set, which features shea butter fragrance and mini skin-soothing favorites that are small enough to fit in a desk drawer (Sephora, $35).


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    More: Remarkable makeup artist transforms clients using only her mouth

    Russian makeup artist Elya Bulochka from Moscow has been making headlines recently for her controversial makeup looks, which involve dead fish. This week, Bulochka took to Instagram to share her creations with a series of pictures — one shows a model wearing a dead angel fish on her cheek, and another shot shows a model with water and foam, along with several dead neon fish arranged across her face.

    Russian makeup artist controversy

    Russian makeup artist controversy

    Russian makeup artist controversy 2

    Russian makeup artist controversy 2

    And that's not all — there's also an image which uses silver sardine-type fish, which accompany a large silver gash.

    Russian makeup artist controversy 3

    Russian makeup artist controversy 3

    Not surprisingly, Bulochka's work has sparked controversy among fans and critics alike, some of whom have made their views clear in the comments section of the posts. Comments include one from alicemaudd who wrote, "moronic, disrespectful and disgusting. i won't comment on the merits of you 'art' (think it takes a little more than sticking a bunch of shite to yourself tbh) but it's absolutely abominable that you think such behaviour is acceptable. shameful. [sic]"

    More: Video highlights the differences between real beauty and stylised versions

    stephaniescotland was another who was clearly enraged by the use of fish in Bulochka's creations, commenting, "This is so outrageous. There is nothing artistic about this. Yes, people eat meat but that is a part of life — NOT GOING HUNGRY!!! I can't believe you killed animals and stuck it on your f**ing face. You just wasted life. Disgusting."

    Bulochka's Instagram page, which has 25,500 fans, may describe her art as "too beautiful for this planet," but it seems that some people wish she was not a part of the planet.

    lucyferrr wrote, "This is so so vulgar. It's not even a good concept to justify killing those little guys. You have a super over inflated opinion of your ability. Utterly tacky. [sic]"

    More: Beauty blogger nails Adele's "Hello" makeup (WATCH)

    "your art is not too beautiful for this planet, its just f***ing disgusting!" annedujour shared.

    Are you horrified? Or do you think what she's doing is just avant-garde? Let us know your thoughts on this makeup look in the comments below.


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    Here are my beauty reminders to get you through to spring and help you avoid unnecessary breakouts

    1. Don’t skip the SPF. Yes, I know you aren’t hitting the beach anymore, and it is no longer flip-flop season, but SPF should still remain a critical part of your routine. The sun is the sun is the sun. It shines no matter how cold the temperatures drop.
    2. Hair masks. I hope you use hair masks at least once a week all year long. If you don’t, here’s the memo to get started! Hair masks are a really simply way to add moisture and shine back into your locks in a really affordable way. Some people opt for more expensive treatments at the salon, but you can keep your frizz tamed with plenty of drugstore options for less.
    3. Don’t forget about pedicures. You shouldn't stop taking care of your feet just because you are wearing boots and no one can see your perfectly manicured toenails. If you don’t want to get pampered at a spa, no problem! There are tools you can use in the shower to exfoliate your heels that work just fine. Consider an electronic foot filer. I’ve been using one for months and cannot get over how smooth it leaves my soles. If you keep up with the maintenance of your feet, you will eliminate the risk of cracked skin. We all know how painful that can be!
    4. Nighttime pampering. This might not be the sexiest of looks, but consider giving your skin an extra boost for softness by sleeping with extra moisturizer on your feet and hands and covering them with socks. I know what you are thinking: You’ll look foolish. Well, guess what? In the morning when your hands are super soft, you’ll thank me. You can use petroleum jelly if you have it, or just stick with your favorite lotion. For an extra pampered feel, add some essential oils to make it feel spa-rrific.
    5. Drink water (lots of it). I know I am going to sound like your mother when I say this, but have you drank enough water today? Moisture comes from the inside out, which means that if you aren’t hydrated, your skin will suffer. First thing in the morning, pour yourself a glass of room temperature water and get started. You’ll have eight glasses under your belt in no time.
    6. Exfoliate. Another absolute must for your skin throughout the winter is exfoliation. The delicate skin around your face needs it — as well as the rest of your body. Choose products wisely. Know your body and don't feel the need to exfoliate daily. Get into the habit of working it into your shower routine two to three times a week.
    7. All lip balm isn’t created equal. Your lips are bound to chap during the winter, but it’s important to pick up a balm that isn’t waxy. You are really looking for products that will penetrate the first layer of your skin and make sure SPF is included! You can also double this product as a cuticle softener. Bonus!

    So, there you have it! Your seven beauty reminders to help you get through this winter. Do you have any that you’d like to share? I would love to hear them!

    This post is part of a sponsored collaboration between Abreva and SheKnows


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    So, what do I do for my acne? It’s actually what I try not to do — which is obliterating it from my skin. Oh, I have the power: lasers, micropens, acids and injectable steroids. You name it, I’ve got it — but that’s not the right approach and I know it.

    I first rely on my prescription from my dermatologist, a nice combination of azelaic acid and niacinamide compounded together. I apply it religiously onto the affected area(s) twice a day with a moisturizer and sunblock on top.

    If I have any large cystic acne (I usually get these twice a year), I’ll have it injected with a corticosteroid, which will bring it down in six to 24 hours.

    If the prescription seems to be working in two to three days, I’ll only use the script in the morning and bee pollen paste at night. Bee pollen helps with a variety of things, but I’m using it for its antibacterial and hydrating properties. It feels wonderful on the skin — but I have to remember to tie my hair back or risk waking with it stuck to my face in the morning.

    If, in two to three days, the prescription isn’t working, I’ll treat myself to an intense pulsed light treatment. IPLs are really the gold standard for removing brown spots, superficial vessels and (surprise!) acne. One pulse on the acne is usually all you need, and it should be greatly reduced in 24-48 hours.

    Blue LED lights are great as well. I have one for home use and if I’m not going into the office, I’ll run the LED over my acne. Easy to use and handy to have, LEDs also come in red for aging skin and are easily purchased for home use.

    If my acne isn’t responding and has my rosacea as a team player, I’ll reach for a radio frequency machine. In the past, I would have never treated acne with radio frequency — however, there is a strong movement pointing to its success. My personal favorite is the Sublative RF by Syneron. It shuts down moderate to severe rosacea/acne on my skin in less than 48 hours. Yes, it’s hard to tell what’s what with my skin red, irritated and covered in dots, but the nodules and soreness are gone in eight to 16 hours. Once the redness subsides, I start to look like my old self again — plus my pores are smaller and my skin is a bit tighter, yay!

    I know that I’m lucky in that I have access to these things: radio frequency, corticosteroids and a dermatologist who can relate. However, having just a few key things can help anyone.

    1. A good dermatologist. Find one who is willing to work with you to find something that works.

    2. A good skin care routine. Usually one that incorporates benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid. This is half the battle.

    3. Look for natural solutions. Bee pollen and emu oil work quite well on acne.

    4. Research blue LED lights for home use. They work if you are patient and consistent with using them, and they're affordable.

    5. Whatever you do, don't pick! Picking at acne is the perfect way to end up with a bigger infection that might require antibiotics and possibly scarring.


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    Our skin is a fickle organ that constantly changes — you can thank both hormones and the four seasons for that. It makes sense then not to follow the same skin care regimen in the winter as you would in the summer. When it comes to cleansers, winter skin still requires impurities to be lifted to a place far, far away, where it can't threaten us with pimples and blackheads, but it needs a lot more TLC than it demands when temperatures are warm and inviting.

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    "Your skin is more sensitive in cooler weather conditions, and the new breath of dry winter air can quickly wick the moisture from your skin, leaving it dry, scaly and itchy," says Dr. Jill Waibel at Miami Dermatology & Laser Institute. "The easiest way to protect your skin from encountering these common skin issues is to be prepared with a good skin care regimen."

    Here's what that means: kiss cleansers and toners that contain drying alcohol bye-bye and embrace products that have a creamier, more emollient consistency. If you struggle with acne, Waibel says it's best to keep products containing benzoyl peroxide to a minimum, as these are sure to dry out the skin.

    "One ingredient I do recommend in glycerin, as it is a moisturizer and moisturizing is the key to calming dry skin spells," Waibel says. "Glycerin can be found in many topical lotions that can be bought at drugstores and can also be recommended by a board-certified dermatologist."

    Here are five of our favorite winter skin cleansers:

    1. Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser

    Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser
    Image: Cetaphil

    There's a good reason why many women have been faithful to Cetaphil since they were teens — it never dries out your skin or makes it feel tight or irritated. It's also soap-free and ideal for people who suffer from rosacea and other forms of dermatitis (Cetaphil, $14).

    2. Aveeno Moisturizing Bar for Dry Skin

    Aveeno Moisturizing Bar for Dry Skin
    Image: Aveeno

    This soap-free bar cleanses using soothing and moisturizing oatmeal. It's fragrance- and dye-free and can double as a cleansing and hydrating body bar (Target, $3).

    3. Neutrogena Extra Gentle Cleanser

    Neutrogena Extra Gentle Cleanser
    Image: Neutrogena

    I typically associate Neutrogena with fairly potent, anti-acne formulas, but their Ultra Gentle Cleanser is far more mild and rinses without leaving an oily residue behind (Neutrogena, $9).

    4. Dr. Hauschka Soothing Cleansing Milk

    Dr. Hauschka Soothing Cleansing Milk
    Image: Beauty.com

    This is my go-to cleanser when my skin decides to flare up without warning, two days before I have an event. It contains a mixture of jojoba and almond oil, always leaves my skin feeling like silk and does a pretty stellar job at removing makeup while cleansing (Beauty.com, $39).

    5. Bella Schneider Royal Rose Oil Cleanser

    Bella Schneider Royal Rose Oil Cleanser
    Image: LaBelle Day Spas & Salons

    I recently discovered Bella Schneider Beauty and, while I wouldn't label her Royal Rose Oil Cleanser a drugstore find, it cleanses incredibly well, removing all traces of makeup, while magically restoring much-needed hydration to parched winter skin (LaBelle Day Spas & Salons, $47).

    One final tip, courtesy of Waibel, has everything to do with your next move after your cleanser: "Make sure after using a gentle cleanser that you also lock in the moisture with a good moisturizer," she says. "I recommend a thicker moisturizer like La Mer cream versus a lighter moisturizer that’s ideally suited for warmer months."


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    A Spanish hairdresser says he doesn't use the traditional scissors to cut his clients' hair. Instead, he goes all Edward Scissorhands with swords.

    Yes, seriously.

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    "Hairstylists always cut one side and then the other," Madrid-based stylist Alberto Olmedo says in the video published by AJ+. "And one side is always a bit different from the other... even if it is only a little bit."

    Swords to cut hair

    Swords to cut hair

    The only way to get it perfect in a "mathematical" way, he says, is by cutting both sides at the same time. And it looks absolutely insane. He uses samurai swords and odd fingertip knives (like Scissorhands) to cut hair — and he also singes off split ends using a blowtorch that gets up to 1,300 degrees C, a common technique used in some countries.

    More: The super-cheap (and simple) way to accessorize your hair

    It takes a whole lot of trust to let someone sway four-foot swords near your head, but it seems like Olmedo has dedicated clients, even if the final styles he creates aren't all that noteworthy. And, believe it or not, YouTube is full of videos of other stylists using swords to cut hair.

    "Sometimes you have to use a bit of your imagination to get positive results," he says in the video. We know it's just hair and it'll grow back, but we'll take his word for it and hope his techniques don't catch on over here.

    More: Shampooing with oil isn't as crazy as it sounds


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